Fresh from their riotous appearance at this year's Witnness Festival, Hi.Rise are returning to the studio to record the follow-up single to One Man's Poison', the summer single of the year that earned them the winning slot courtesy of Today FM's Pet Sounds Show. The band were voted most wanted' from a league of eight bands that included Sonora, Pugwash and Babelfish and true to form justified the voting frenzy with an electric performance in the Cáfe Tent.
The world of Hi.Rise was created when a vibrant bunch of twenty-somethings, with fire in their hearts and psychedelic stars in their eyes, put there heads together and came up with a female-fronted electronic-soul outfit.
Hi.Rise began in 1999 with a first gig in Whelan's. Since then they have played gigs in venues such as Vicar Street, Temple Bar Music Centre, Tomato, The Sugar Club, DA2, and Mono, as well as support slots with Sack, The Walls, DJ legend Norman Jay (The Savoy, Cork) and indie darlings, Shed Seven. A trip to London included gigs in Camden's Dublin Castle, The Falcon and the Islington Red-Eye, in 2001.
Having released The Cinnamon Graham Sessions' E.P in the summer of 2000, Hi.Rise began to receive extensive radio play. The venture led to the opening of the Hi.Rise presents' club, which ran for eight months in Eamonn Dorans in Temple Bar. The band played live gigs alongside DJs such as Bubbles (Pod), Mark Dixon (Phuture Groove/Hustle) and Aidan Kelly (Soul Clinic/Tomato). Guest appearances by Shaun Ryder and Bez from the Happy Mondays with the MVITA crew were some of the highlights of the venture.
A second trip to Apollo Studios in late 2001 saw the birth of the band's recent single One man's poison' this is an ethereal and seductive dance track, with a luscious bossanova B-side Love Rash'. The single introduced the band to Tom Dunne's Pet Sounds Show, which culminated in live radio performances and some showcase gigs in Tower Records.
Knee-deep in feel-good summer tunes, Hi.Rise are adamant that they will soon be the name on everyone's lips Keep your eyes on the Hi.Rise web-site for details on the upcoming single.
You can view photos and a full profile on each band member at:
Web: http://hirise.moonfruit.com/ Email: email@example.com Contact: Anthony Patterson 086-3324514 / 01 - 6709030 Andrew Rooney - 086-3148977 / 01 - 8749605
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